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TotalTread is a ready-mixed, slip-resistant polyurethane non-skid deck paint with unique Propyltex™ wax texturing agents. The rounded shape of Propyltex™ waxes provides optimum gloss control and is less abrasive compared to silica texturing agents found in most non-skid deck paints or additives.
Apply TotalTread by brush or roller. You will love the grippy, but not abrasive, high-traction surface. Apply a second coat for even more grip.
Available in Quart and Gallon sizes in four colors: Sand Beige, Kingston Gray, and White (which match our TotalBoat Wet Edge Topside paint colors), and Light Gray (NEW!), which is a lighter, less blue gray than Kingston Gray.
Free quick-start kit included with each order: Contains (2 ea) paint pots, (2 ea) stir sticks.
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Most non-skid deck paints rely on a 'sand' silica additive to provide grip. While they are certainly effective at providing secure footing, they have a few drawbacks: Scrub your deck too hard and the additive can become visible, leaving unsightly dark specks. The shape of traditional additives doesn't bond well with the paint, and the finish doesn't last all that long.
Our TotalTread is formulated to address these issues. Instead of a hard irregular shaped silica grit agent, TotalTread's wax rubber spheres are shock absorbing to give the finish some elasticity. The paint sticks better, and the finish looks better longer. It's easier to clean and won't wear away from scrubbing. And, because it's still a 1 part finish, it's easy to apply.
IMPORTANT APPLICATION NOTE:
TotalBoat TotalTread should be applied in thin coats. 1-2 thin coats are recommended, for best results.
Thinning (Brush/Roll Application)
Can be thinned 5-10% with TotalBoat Special Brushing Thinner 100, if needed.
Thinning (Spray Application)
Thin with xylene, typically 15-20%. Thinning percentage varies by sprayer type and conditions.
TotalBoat Special Brushing Thinner 100 or TotalBoat Dewaxer & Surface Prep
TotalBoat Topside Primer, TotalBoat 2-Part Epoxy Primer (Metals), TotalBoat TotalProtect (Fiberglass/Metals), TotalBoat Aluminum Boat Barrier Coat (Metals)
Recommended Number of Coats
1-2 thin coats.
250-300 Sq. ft. per gallon
WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals, including titanium dioxide and ethylbenzene, known to the State of California to cause cancer, as well as chemicals, including ethanol, known to the State of California to cause developmental toxicity. For more information, go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov
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is there any way to color match with the intredeck looking for baby blue
You cannot tint total tread however you can blend t with other colors of TotalTread or wet Edge.
can this product be used to replace carpet in a bass boat or is there another product that would be better suited for that.
Yes it can.
Can I paint Total Treat right over TotalBoat Penetrating Epoxy?
Yes, but I recommend washing the epoxy with warm water and a Scotch-Brite pad, then sand it with 220 grit. If the color of the deck is inconsistent, you may get better results by priming wit TotalBoat topside primer, or epoxy primer before painting with Total Tread.
How many square feet will a quart and gallon cover - Total Tread
250-300 Sq Ft per gallon, see Technical Data Sheet: http://www.totalboat.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/TotalBoat-TotalTread-TDS-9.25.2018.pdf
What primer do I need to use on Aluminum?Thanks
diamond plate boat deck
Metals need to be primed with either TotalBoat 2-Part Epoxy Primer, TotalBoat TotalProtect, orTotalBoat Aluminum Boat Barrier Coat. Aluminum should be treated with TotalBoat aluminum etch wash before primning.
Do you have an actual swatch of the Kingston Gray I could look at?
Sorry, all we have is a color card which you could call and request.
I have a 50 year old sailboat and the non-skid has never been painted. It has a diamond pattern embossed in the non-skid areas. Do I need to sand these areas down before applying this product?
I have a 44' Gulfstar Center Console. I have the diamond pattern also. I don't believe you need to sand the surface. I just scrubbed it with a solution of Simple Green and Dawn detergent; both are de-greasers. Probably just one will work to get your deck clean of residues of sun screen, oil, fuel, etc.
A good scrub while cleaning using a maroon scotch-brite pad and a good cleaner like simple green and water will be enough to abrade and clean it, then a good rinse should be enough prior to painting.
JD Tech Team
Can this be applied on plywood coated with west system 105/206 or do I need primer ?
I applied over heavily sanded Pettit EZ Prime and it work very well. My guess is it would work well without so long as you are contaminant free.
A light sanding to provide mechanical adhesion should be sufficientThis communique was
Yes Keith you can according to this information on the Jamestown Distributor's web site. I would be sure to scuff sand the surfaces to be coated to promote better adhesionProduct DescriptionResilient, one-part polyurethane resin ready-mixed with unique Propyltexâ„¢ texturing agents for a tougher, slip-resistant surfaceHigh-tech texturing additive adheres better and looks better longer than traditional silica non-skid additivesUV stabilizers allow colors and finish to withstand heavy use and harsh weather without fading, cracking, or peelingThe amount of texture is determined by the number of coats applied. More coats equals greater texture.Apply over fiberglass, wood, and previously painted surfaces in good condition. Not for use on metals.
I would recomend using primer for proper adhesion.Â
We always recommend using a primer on top of epoxy resin.
JD Tech Team
I have a Catalina 34, the Deck has several areas of Non-Skid, it appears to be a diamond embossing (each diamond edge is about 3/16") Gray (the rest of the deck is White Fiberglass, some with a very fine non-skid in the gel coat)If I were to use Total Tread - Would I have to sand down the Gray non-skid completely as the gullies in the non-skid would not be sanded if I just ran a sander over the surface.
Can't be sure but Idon't think so. Just be sure it's really clean. A soft wire brushing (brass) to clean the grooves.
I think you could just scuff the "gullies" with a sanding sponge.
I suspect you would get better adhesion if the high points were sanded down to match the height of the gullies creating a smooth surface.Another approach is to try using some acetone on a brush (with bristles that acetone won't melt) to get down into those gullies. That should etch those gullies so the non skid will adhere and then coat with Total Tread. Do a small area and see how it works and how it looks.
I sanded my deck but not down to the fiberglass. The previous owner applied a rubber type coating that was pealing over the years. I sanded the areas that were pealing and gave my entire upper helm a basic sanding to rough up the surface. I applied the non- skid deck paint with a 3 inch brush in a swirling pattern. All worked extremely well.
You could use a scotch brite pad and scuff up the surface, clean, prime, and paint.
JD Tech Team
I have a 38 foot Luhrs sportfish. It has several areas of non skid, on the bow, gunwales, and stern fishing area. Some of the non-skid is worn and speckled darker due to wear and age. I was considering this product but am not sure if I should be using a polyester gelcoat with a non-skid additive as opposed to a polyurethane based product???
The decision of which non-skid method to use is always a tough one. 1-component urethane systems such as this will give (generally) 3-10 years of good use. 2-component urethane systems will probably give you another 2-5 years on that, and gelcoat could be more or less than either option (depending on use of course). The simple advantages to a product like this is you can simply mask, clean, scuff, and apply. If areas need touchup in the future, the color may not match from years of UV degradation, but there is no added chemistry to apply more TotalTread, as opposed to mixing MEKP or catalysts or activators for other system types. Simply mask, prep and apply.
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Outstanding and easy
I have used non-skid on several boats. Was expecting big clumps and a mess, but instead ended up w/ a self adhesive that takes to the deck like a thick stain. Great product; easy and cheap. Looks so good two other boat owners at my marina purchased too. Minor clean up and rough up decking, then rinse, dry and paint. Painter's tape was the only thing that took any real effort. Dris in 16 hours or less depending on sun exposure.
Would use again
Great product and easy to use. Prep surface well and it will hold up great. First application was 8 years ago... Texture and color are consistent and hold up. Recommend two coats.
Effective but disappointing overall
i purchased Total Tread to cover the deck of my 1982 Boston Whaler 17'. The product needs to be applied in numerous 4+ coats in very thin layers with 16-20+ hours dry time in between. You gotta use alot of coats to get enough effective non skid grit to the deck. Total tread does not offer much hide so i recommend making sure all defects in the deck are well taken care of prior to applying. in short, i would prefer a much grit to obtain the grip that you need when the deck gets wet. i would recommend waiting 3-5 days after last coat to insure proper adhesion. i used my boat 2 days after last application and my shoes left marks in the coating (very disppointing after all that work) in addition, the 2 cans that i received looks like some "kicked the can down the road" before they shipped as they were all dented up upon arrival and this did not happen in shipment as the outside box was in great shape.
Great non-skid paint.
Easy to use and produces a nice finish.I rolled it on the inside of an epoxy primed aluminum boat and on the fiberglass floor of a shower stall.
Traverse City, MI
So far so good!
We are the exhausted owners of at 53 ft by 14 ft 1984 Jamestowner steel hull houseboat that we purchased off Lake Cumberland and moved to central Indiana nine years ago. The gelcoat top deck/roof had become terribly cracked, in many places through the fiberglass to the plywood. In central Indiana ther are no local contractors that specialize in houseboat gelcoating, a,k,a. DIY. An area of 35 ft by 14 ft was sanded and repaired for resurfacing, but the thought of hurrying to apply new gelcoat, which would then need sanded for the obligatory second coat was not appealing. After watching a Boatworks Today video comparing paint to gelcoat we went with Total Boat Total Tread urethane deck paint. This stuff was so easy to apply, and dried overnight with a non skid texture that feels perfect for our deck. I scoured Total Tread reviews for durability comments, but having found none, we'll just have to find out for ourselves. So far we're thrilled with the result!
Salamonie Lake, Huntington, Indiana
Easy to install, great look and feel. Hardest part is the taping.
Great product - very user friendly
I used this paint to repaint the deck of my 1973 Pearson 26. The original deck paint was some sort of green that was flaking off and in not good condition. I sanded the deck paint and prepped the surface for painting. For application I used a 6" roller and it rolled on very evenly and easily. Another plus is that it does not smell much and there is no mixing required. Just open the can, give it a stir and paint.
Happy with this product
Excellent ease of use and non-skid result
At Least 3 coats
This product takes a long time to cure. At least 24 hours before a second coat can be applied and needs at least 3 coats. I had 73+ degrees F temps with the humidity at 40% or less. I rolled it on so thin you could see through to the primer and was still tacky after 16+ hours.
Easy to use. Matte color looks great against gloss.